Web design predictions for 2012 Everything changes. The Internet and web design are certainly no exceptions to the rule. As we move through the days and months ahead, it’s likely that in short time we’ll find ourselves talking about new design developments that haven’t rolled across our lips or screens yet. Wind Map An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires :-) If the map is missing or seems slow, we recommend the latest Chrome browser.
PBS Video Please sign in using one of our supported services to begin saving your favorite programs and videos. We have updated our registration process. Please sign in using one of our supported services to bookmark your favorite programs and videos. Channelography We worked with BBC Research & Development over an 18 month period, investigating the stories and statistics that could be created from metadata around BBC programming, schedule data and subtitle feeds. This work resulted in Channelography, a website and web service that ingests the BBC's TV schedule and subtitle feeds on a daily basis, analysing and summarising the data over time and by channel. The subtitle files are processed with a text extractor that picks out the key people, places, brands and organisations that were mentioned in the programme. The huge database that this data created allowed us to run a number of interesting queries, such as whether David Cameron was mentioned more or less than Gordon Brown in the run up to the election, or whether the amount of documentaries and drama on BBC channels is increasing or decreasing. The project led to several follow-up pieces of work, including the BBC Dashboard and A Pocket Guide To BBC TV 2010.
Photosynth Photosynth is a software application from Microsoft Live Labs and the University of Washington that analyzes digital photographs and generates a three-dimensional model of the photos and a point cloud of a photographed object. Pattern recognition components compare portions of images to create points, which are then compared to convert the image into a model. Users are able to view and generate their own models using a software tool available for download at the Photosynth website. History Photosynth is based on Photo Tourism, a research project by University of Washington graduate student Noah Snavely. Shortly after Microsoft's acquisition of Seadragon in early 2006, that team began work on Photosynth, under the direction of Seadragon founder Blaise Agüera y Arcas. Microsoft released a free tech preview version on November 9, 2006. In March 2010, Photosynth added support for Gigapixel panoramas stitched in Microsoft ICE.
Draggable Image Boxes Grid Today we want to create a template with a fullscreen grid of images and content areas. The idea is to have a draggable grid that shows boxes of thumbnails and menu like items. Once clicked, the thumbnail will expand to the full size image and the menu item box will expand to a fullscreen content area. "Input/Output" by Instrument From the Author: Launch the particle from the input to the output in this HTML5 game developed for Google I/O 2012. Drop in parts and customize them to create a colorful, working machine.
I Make Things - Bre Pettis Blog - The Cult of Done Manifesto Dear Members of the Cult of Done, I present to you a manifesto of done. This was written in collaboration with Kio Stark in 20 minutes because we only had 20 minutes to get it done. The Noun Project - Building a Free Collection of Symbols by Edward Boatman Dear Kickstarters, The more funding we get, the better our site will be! We will also keep printing our exclusive noun T-shirts for everyone who contributes over $30. Thank you for spreading the word and supporting our project :) ----------------------------------------------- The Noun Project’s mission is to share, celebrate, and enhance the world’s visual language.
New HBO True Blood Campaign BBDO New York has created a new online campaign to promote the release of the True Blood series 3 DVD. Designed to test the knowledge of the show's greatest fans, the site allows users to zoom into an online film to search out and answer clues related to the series. The film below appears on the website. In the online version, viewers are able to pause the action and, using a nifty scroll bar at the bottom of the screen, search for clues by clicking within the film. When a clue is found, a question box will open up.
The best way to learn creative and technical skills. The first official Nettuts+ quiz was a massive success with an impressive number of developers participating and evaluating their knowledge. There were a non-trivial number of comments asking how the mini quiz engine was built. And lo and behold! That’s what we’re gonna learn today.
Interactive Experiments Focused on HTML5 Device Loop Animation View the device loop A device loop animation that I created for the new slid.es home page. Flexing Pagination The Man in Blue > Anatomy of a Mashup: Definitive Daft Punk visualised 12 May 2011 See "Definitive Daft Punk" visualised in realtime » I've always believed in the strong connection between sound and vision. Music videos are like little slices of synchronous art, designed to please all of your senses. (Go ahead, lick your TV next time "Poker Face" comes on!) Every so often I delve into music making, but aside from the cover art for those releases my music has remained very separate from my visual design work.
Holographic maps kick the crap out of traditional 3D images I FIRST heard of Amazon’s new “promotion” from my bookseller daughter, Emily, in an e-mail with the subject line “Can You Hear Me Screaming in Brooklyn?” According to a link Emily supplied, Amazon was encouraging customers to go into brick-and-mortar bookstores on Saturday, and use its price-check app (which allows shoppers in physical stores to see, by scanning a bar code, if they can get a better price online) to earn a 5 percent credit on Amazon purchases (up to $5 per item, and up to three items). Books, interestingly enough, were excluded, but you could use your Amazon credit online to buy other things that bookstores sell these days, like music and DVDs.